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Real Chow Baby’s Mike Blum Announces New Concept
Q: Do you have a particular interest in Chinese cuisine, or is it just coincidence that you have come up with two food concepts that have their roots in Chinese cooking?
Q: How did you come up with the concept; what restaurants did you look at for inspiration?
Q: When do you plan to roll it out and where?
NEWS AND NOTES:
David Sweeney, chef/owner of the still-dearly-missed Dynamic Dish, and Guy Wong of Miso Izakaya, are teaming up to offer a special meal at Wong’s restaurant this Sunday, May 1. Dishes are priced individually and include grilled oyster mushrooms with cashew cream, Korean cucumber, radish and radish sprout ($7.95) and lemongrass-poached shrimp with lime, Thai basil, mango, and shaved coconut ($8.95). 619 Edgewood Avenue, 678-701-0128.
Also on Sunday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m., Watershed will welcome Andrea Reusing—the James Beard nominated chef of Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., and author of the new cookbook Cooking in the Moment—for a special dinner in collaboration with chef Joe Truex,
Singer Susan Nicely and the Atlanta Opera will whip up giggles at Cook’s Warehouse’s Decatur location Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. as they perform Bon Appetit, a thirty-minute opera monologue based on Julia Child’s popular TV series. Nicely will perform as Julia Child, singing and baking a “cake” in the store’s demonstration kitchen. Chocolate desserts will be served.
Will Harris III—beef wizard of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia—was named Georgia’s 2011 Small Business Person of the Year by the US Small Business Administration.
Hill Street Tavern—featuring barbecue ribs and Fat Tire, Duvel and König Ludwig Weissbier (among others) on tap—has opened in The Pencil Factory Flats & Shops at 349 Hill Street.
Midtown. The second location of Grindhouse Killer Burgers opened Tuesday, April 19 at 1842 Piedmont Avenue. The new location features lunch and dinner, seven days a week, from 11 a.m.
One Midtown Kitchen chef Drew Van Leuvan is hosting a Wednesday Summer Chef series, featuring star chefs like Shaun Doty, Bruce Logue, Hector Santiago, and Drew Belline. The series kicks off with Hugh Acheson on June 1 at 7pm.
Junior’s Grill, a favorite of Georgia Tech students for over 60 years, has closed.
Poncey Highland. Richard Blais’s hot dog focused restaurant, tentatively titled HD, is being designed by ai3.
Question of the Week: What gangbusters chocolate company is opening a new location in Virginia-Highland?
PS. The answer to last week’s QOTW—What two Atlanta metro restaurants had pasta dishes that made it onto Grubstreet.com’s America’s 101 Best Noodle Dishes?—is Cakes &Ale and Sotto Sotto